Current Job Opportunities

Associate Director, Nutrition Communications

IFIC, a Washington, DC nonprofit association specializing in nutrition and food safety research and communications seeks an Associate Director, Nutrition Communications. IFIC brings together, works with, and provides information to consumers, health and nutrition professionals, educators, government officials, and food, beverage, and agricultural industry professionals.  IFIC has established partnerships with a wide range of professional organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to advance public understanding of key issues in nutrition, health and food safety through consumer research and education initiatives. IFIC is primarily funded by the food, beverage, and agriculture industry.  IFIC does not endorse brands, products or accept advertising, and does not advocate for legislation or regulations. 

This position will be responsible for the planning, development and strategic implementation of nutrition science-related projects. Key requirements include a passion for the role of communications in translating science in food & health, credentials/degree in nutrition or related field, strong issues management background, project and member/client leadership experience, excellent oral and written communication skills and superior interpersonal skills. 


  • Develop & manage consumer and health professional communication programs that increase awareness and understanding of nutrition science. 
  • Lead engagement of IFIC members and partners in support of program and project goals & objectives.
  • Engage leaders in the health, nutrition and scientific communities and identify opportunities for collaboration.
  • Present on behalf of IFIC at professional conferences and meetings.
  • Evaluate and translate current scientific research via written and oral communications.
  • Analyze consumer research and nutrition-related media trends and develop strategies to improve public understanding.
  • Create various forms of nutrition-focused written and visual content, including blog posts, infographics, videos, and other resources.
  • Identify emerging experts in the nutrition field and assist in outreach as necessary.
  • Work in concert with other team members to leverage existing IFIC consumer research and identify future opportunities for research projects.
  • Serve as in-house nutrition expert for media


  • 5+ years of nutrition/health/science communications experience either in agency, non-profit, NGO, journalism or other setting.
  • Registered Dietitian or degree in nutrition, health, or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with ability to translate scientific information into consumer-facing content
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Experience working with public and private partners, media, and other health professional groups preferred

Please send cover letter and resume to

Sylvia Rowe Fellowship

The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe. The  Award was created to help deserving individuals further enhance skills in the area of nutrition and food safety communication. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient’s nutrition and food safety communication skills that he or she can and will apply to communicating nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector) or other public venue.

The recipient will be awarded an 8–12 week paid internship ($600 per/week) at the IFIC/IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The internship needs to be completed by the end of 2017.

Click here to learn more about how to apply for the Sylvia Rowe Fellowship.


The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and International Food Information Council Foundation provide a variety of opportunities for paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition, food safety and technology, and communications. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. To inquire about current intern opportunities, please email Liz Sanders and attach the following documents:

  • A current résumé
  • A letter of intent explaining how the internship will develop your communication skills to enhance public understanding of nutrition and food safety issues
  • Three original letters of recommendation

Equal Employment Opportunity

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We do not unlawfully consider an individual's race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, age,  sex, personal appearance, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, or any other protected category in any employment decision.  This policy governs all aspects of employment at IFIC, including hiring, assignments, promotions, compensation, associate benefits, associate discipline, and discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment.

(Last updated July 18, 2017)